Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 presentation For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2008 presentation Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian Enamelware Company Plc manufactures and markets a range of enamelware, plastic products and galvanised buckets. The company also produces a selection of home furnishings, cosmetic jewelry and electrical bicycles. Nigeria Enamelware Company Plc is a subsidiary of I Feng Limited, a company based in Hong Kong. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Burnett Works to help CAFOD with 2010 Lent appeal Howard Lake | 20 January 2009 | News Full service marketing and communications agency Burnett Works has won a three-way pitch to develop an integrated campaign to promote the 2010 Lent fundraising appeal for CAFOD, the Catholic overseas development and relief agency.Lent Fast Day is CAFOD’s most significant and longest running appeal and 2010 will mark its 50th anniversary.Burnett Works will help the charity to develop a campaign theme and integrated communications programme to increase income from individuals and community groups, including local parishes and schools.It will look at developing innovative ways of engaging both existing and lapsed supporters, as well as reaching new supporters within the wider Catholic community who are not currently involved with Lent Fast Day.Sophie Stanes, Head of Community Fundraising at CAFOD, commented on Burnett Works’ appointment: “We liked their plan to broaden the idea of ‘fasting’ at Lent to encompass ‘giving something up, to give something back’ in a more general sense, such as giving up a treat during Lent, or even giving up one’s time to help somebody else”, she said. “We also liked their ideas for broadening the reach of the campaign and building relationships.”The campaign will launch in February 2010 and is expected to run across a range of channels, including direct mail, email, inserts, telemarketing, online and community events. In advance of the main 2010 event, some initial testing will take place during 2009 to coincide with existing planned activity during Lent and Harvest.www.burnett-works.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
180 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Howard Lake | 24 April 2017 | News Bonus tweetHospice UK have helpfully pointed out that every runner can relive the moment they crossed the finishing line. 179 total views, 1 views today The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon in six tweets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 4. Virgin Money GivingVirgin Money Giving, the official online giving platform for the Virgin Money London Marathon, crashed for a while on the evening before the race and then for some of the day itself. Tagged with: Events London marathon Twitter 3. Mobile giving triumphsJustGiving reported that on Marathon Day the vast majority of donations were being made on mobile devices. The giving platform has been reporting the steady rise of mobile giving for several years. 5. Runners’ relief WATCH: #TeamAN takes on the London Marathon 2017 [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjeXBp68_Q[/youtube] 2. Superhuman effortSometimes even superheroes find running in a costume too much. The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon saw a record number of runners take to the streets of London, many of them raising funds for charity. Here are just a few of the tweets from the day.1. Spirit of the London MarathonFor thousands of runners the London Marathon is about raising money to help others. This spirit was exemplified by Matthew Rees who stopped to help David Wyeth, who was in distress, finish the last 200m to the finish line.Rees told the BBC: “It’s just being a human”.https://twitter.com/Garrygen/status/856114080247107585Want to see it again? BT, which the Press Association links to above, sponsors BT My Donate, the online giving platform. 6. There’s always next yearThe 2017 London Marathon is over. Charities are already encouraging supporters to think about running the 2018 event for them – or indeed other races and events. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Irish give more to support the homeless than any other country Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics Ireland Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Éilis Murray, CEO of Philanthropy Ireland said:“We welcome this report, which provides valuable insights into giving patterns in Ireland. While it paints a picture of a generous country, it also points to opportunities for us to do more. This research provides a platform for conversations on how we can support and develop giving in Ireland. Can we shift the balance from reactive giving to planned giving to create greater impact? I firmly believe we can.” Melanie May | 5 March 2020 | News 384 total views, 2 views today Homelessness is the number one cause donated to by the Irish, according to a Charities Aid Foundation study of giving trends in Ireland.The study, carried out in partnership with Philanthropy Ireland, is CAF’s first comprehensive look at giving in Ireland, and shows that the Irish are consistently among the world’s most generous countries as well as more likely than elsewhere to help the homeless, with more than one in three (35%) listing it as the cause to which they had recently donated.Charities helping children and young people were the second most popular cause at 30%, followed by hospitals and hospices at 28%.The survey also found higher than average levels of trust in charities among the public.Findings include:Nine out of ten (90%) people in Ireland participated in at least one charitable or social action in the last year and more than seven in ten (72%) did so in the last four weeks.Three fifths of people donated money to charity within the last year (62%) and just under two fifths sponsored someone for charity (38%).The median amount of money donated in Ireland within the last four weeks was €30. The most common method of donating was cash (68% of donors).Nearly a quarter of people in Ireland volunteered in the last year (23%), with the level of volunteering higher amongst women (27% vs. 19% men).People were most likely to be asked for donations in person, whether on the street (49%), on the doorstep (24%) or through family and friends (29%).More than half (54%) of people in Ireland either ‘strongly’ or ‘tend to’ agree that most charities are trustworthy.Ireland ranked 5th in the recently released 10th edition of the CAF World Giving Index, which examined generosity across the globe over the past decade. That study found that 62% of Irish people had helped a stranger in the past month, 69% had donated money to charity in the past year and 38% had volunteered their time.Susan Pinkney, Head of Research at CAF, said:“Our aim at the Charities Aid Foundation is to grow giving in all its forms and this research demonstrates that Ireland starts from an enviable position. The willingness of so many Irish people to help the homeless – the most vulnerable in our communities – speaks to a generosity of spirit that sets Ireland apart. We hope this report helps colleagues increase not only the amounts given, but also levels of volunteering and social engagement across the country.” Advertisement 385 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Wheelchair users leading Workers World Party contingent and banner at Disability Pride.By Mary P. Kaessinger and Edward YudelovichMore than 7,500 people with disabilities, along with their families, caregivers, friends and allies, marched, rolled, rode and scooted in a glorious New York City Disability Pride Parade on July 9.They were celebrating the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. They were also proudly and firmly opposing threatened government denial of support for access and health care. The looming budget cuts proposed in the U.S. Congress would decimate Medicaid — often a lifeline for elderly and disabled people. Loss of funding for needed services would mean a death sentence for untold numbers.More than 140 organizations participated in this Pride, including disability rights and service/provider organizations. Grand marshals of the parade included 12-year-old Mary LeDonne, the disabled child of parade founder Mike LeDonne and Micah Fowler, a U.S. actor with cerebral palsy. The disability rights movement has long protested Hollywood’s practice of using able-bodied actors to portray characters with disabilities, much as the film industry persisted for many decades in the racist practice of using Caucasian actors to portray African-American, Asian and Native-American characters.No cuts to Medicaid, don’t mess with the ADA!A beautiful new T-shirt was launched at the parade proclaiming: “Disability Pride, Don’t Hide the Pride!” Marchers made that pride abundantly clear. One woman’s hand-lettered sign attached to her wheelchair read, “Cuts to healthcare mean cuts to my INDEPENDENCE.” Other signs included “Inclusion is within everyone’s ability,” “NEVERTHELESS WE PERSIST,” “CELEBRATING DISABILITIES” (with the “dis” crossed out), “disABLEd & PROUD,” “Disability does NOT DEFINE us,” and “Equal Rights for EVERYONE.”Renée Imperato, a Vietnam veteran with several disabilities, including post-traumatic stress disorder, told Workers World that friends from a group of transgender and disabled people called “Sick and Sexy” travelled to New York from Philadelphia to join the parade. Sick and Sexy works to smash the bigoted stereotype that alleges people with disabilities can’t be sexy and sensual like everyone else.Historic disability rights struggleWorkers World Party, People’s Power Assemblies and Parents to Improve School Transportation composed a joint contingent in their third consecutive participation in Disability Pride since its revival in 2015. WWP, PPA and PIST collaborated in leading chants such as “No cuts to Medicaid! Disabled lives matter!” alternating with “Don’t mess with ADA! Disabled Black lives matter!”PIST carried signs and a banner defending the rights of students with disabilities to a good education and accessible safe transportation to and from school, and also supporting the workers who transport them.PPA members handed out a leaflet that demanded access, denounced the proposed cuts and championed the long history of disability rights struggles with the headline: “People with Disabilities Fight Back Then and Now!” This referenced the historic 1990 protest when “the Capitol Crawler” wheelchair users abandoned their chairs and labored up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol to help get the ADA passed.The militant disability rights protests continue today as ADAPT (Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) wheelchair-user warriors have recently occupied the offices of U.S. senators. Their protests helped temporarily stop the horrific health care bills from passing. ADAPT is a grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience.The PPA leaflet also called for the ending of the warehousing and mass incarceration of people with disabilities. It pointed out other inequities: People with disabilities make up over 25 percent of people living in poverty, and 27 percent of disabled people are not getting any medical care, which is twice the rate for nondisabled people.Featuring a photograph of wheelchair-user, African-American Jeremy McDole, killed by Delaware police in September 2015, the leaflet documented that disabled people are more than 50 percent of the people killed by police annually.Chinatown’s ADA birthday partyOne week after the parade, on July 16, both of these reporters also attended the third annual Chinatown ADA birthday party. Like the Disability Pride Parade, it featured many entertainers, performers and speakers with disabilities.One speaker cited the special link between Chinese Americans fighting bigotry and the disability rights movement through the landmark 1974 U.S. Supreme Court civil rights decision of Lau v. Nichols. In this ruling, Chinese-American students in San Francisco won the right to access education in their own language. This broke new legal ground and helped lay the basis for access and reasonable accommodation rights granted to people with disabilities.Another speaker related the story of one of the most famous freedom fighters in human history who was also a person with disabilities. Nearly 200 years ago, a 13-year-old girl of African descent enslaved in Maryland threw herself between a fellow slave and a plantation overseer about to whip him for entering a store without permission. The overseer struck her with a two-pound weight, fracturing her skull, nearly killing her and giving her the lifelong disability of epilepsy.Her name was Harriet Tubman. She later liberated herself from slavery and went on to become a “general” of the Underground Railroad, personally risking recapture or execution to lead hundreds of people out of enslavement to freedom. She dedicated the rest of her life to civil rights and women’s suffrage.Last year it was announced that this person with a disability will be the new face of the $20 bill, becoming known to millions in this way. She will knock out of daily circulation the racist who enslaved African-American people and the mass murderer of Native Americans: U.S. President Andrew Jackson. He happens to be a hero of anti-disabled bigot, President Donald Trump.Wide support for Disability Pride The wide sweep of the current disability rights struggle was inspiringly clear in a list of organizations in this year’s Disability Pride: Access-VR, Achilles International, ADAPT Community Network, Adaptive Climbing Group, AHRC, Art Beyond Sight, Brain Injury Association of NYS, Center for Independence of the Disabled (CIDNY), Community Access NYC, Contemporary Guidance Services, Disability Action for America, Disability Pride NYC, Disability Visibility Project , Disabled in Action and Diversability.Also, Doors Wide Open, EPIC Players Inclusion Company, GallopNYC, Harlem Independent Living Center, Hearing Loss Association of America , INCLUDEnyc, Independence Care System (ICS), Initiative for Women with Disabilities, InTandem, Museum Access Consortium, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Organization on Disability, National Federation of the Blind, Parents to Improve School Transportation, Project Access for All, ReelAbilities.Also, Roll Call Wheelchair Dance and United Spinal Association. Participating unions included Actors’ Equity Association, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180, New York State Nurses Association, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ.Both Kaessinger, a wheelchair user, and Yudelovich, a person with emotional and hearing disabilities, were contributing organizers of NYC’s 2017 Disability Pride Parade. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Por Rosemari MealyRosemari MealyEsta es una charla ligeramente editada que se dio en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 20 de agosto sobre “COVID puede ser derrotado: Cuba, China, Venezuela y Vietnam lideran el camino”.Me gustaría agradecer a Workers World/Mundo Obrero por la oportunidad de participar en este seminario web. El COVID-19 puede ser derrotado reconociendo al heroico pueblo de Cuba, China, Venezuela y Vietnam que enfrentan de una forma u otra sanciones, bloqueos o estrategias para sabotear cada aspecto de las políticas económicas, sociales y culturales de sus gobiernos socialistas.El embargo estadounidense o el bloqueo de Cuba ha entrado ahora en su sexta década de intentos infructuosos de causar estragos en esa nación. No podemos hablar de cómo Cuba ha podido derrotar al COVID sin antes reconocer que durante 60 años Cuba ha enfrentado el embargo comercial más largo de la historia.Impuesto por primera vez en 1960 bajo la administración de Eisenhower con la prohibición de exportar todos los productos excepto alimentos, medicinas y suministros médicos, el embargo estadounidense de Cuba es en esencia una reliquia de la Guerra Fría iniciada por el Occidente capitalista para socavar los desarrollos socialistas en la Unión Soviética, China y, en 1960, Cuba.A pesar del fin de la Guerra Fría con el colapso de la ex Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas en 1991, el Congreso en los años posteriores ha seguido aprobando – y los presidentes han promulgado leyes – leyes que refuerzan el embargo. La Ley Helms-Burton es sin duda la más draconiana y la más controvertida de las leyes; al embargo no se puede poner fin sin la aprobación del Congreso mediante legislación.Cuba no está aislada internacionalmente y ha sobrevivido y cuenta con el apoyo de una abrumadora mayoría de países del mundo.A pesar del bloqueo durante la pandemia global, Cuba ha mostrado el camino para enfrentar el COVID-19. En primer lugar, la mayor parte de la trayectoria de esta pandemia, como todas las pandemias, se basa en la condición general y la organización de la sociedad. Cuba es una sociedad socialista donde, desde el comienzo mismo del triunfo de la revolución, la salud, la educación, la vivienda y la protección de los trabajadores se incorporaron a la nueva Constitución socialista.Brigada médica cubana en el aeropuerto José Martí.‘La salud es un derecho humano’ en CubaLa salud se considera un derecho humano. El sistema de salud del país es una de las mayores contribuciones del mundo porque funciona tanto horizontal como verticalmente. Con eso me refiero a que la prestación de servicios de salud está integrada. En cada comunidad hay un médico de familia que vive en el policlínico y entre el personal de la comunidad. Entonces, tiene un sistema de salud terciario que fue creado y sostenido a lo largo de su historia revolucionaria.Cuba tiene un número relativamente alto de trabajadores médicos per cápita. Las autoridades dicen que actualmente hay alrededor de 90.000 médicos en el país de casi 11,5 millones de personas. Décadas, años, meses y semanas antes de que COVID-19 llegara a la isla, debido a cómo está estructurado el sistema de salud, el gobierno y todo el sistema de salud, incluidos los científicos, sabían dónde vivía cada persona, quién estaba en riesgo, qué vacunas y medicamentos que tenían, yendo de puerta en puerta en todos los vecindarios, haciendo visitas domiciliarias con una enfermera y, a veces, con Promotora de Salud.Con seis décadas de experiencia como ningún otro país o sistema de salud, tenían las habilidades, la tecnología, los avances científicos y el capital humano para hacer frente a la lucha contra los brotes y las epidemias. Cuba tuvo la experiencia de desarrollar y utilizar interferones para detener un brote mortal del virus del dengue en 1981. Esa experiencia catalizó el desarrollo de la industria biotecnológica de la isla, ahora líder en el mundo. El protocolo Interferón – sólo una herramienta de muchas que tiene Cuba – jugó un papel crucial en algunos de esos brotes y epidemias anteriores, a menudo salvando la vida de pacientes gravemente enfermos.Desde la aparición de los primeros casos de COVID-19 el 11 de marzo, Cuba ha reportado 3.408 casos. Al día de hoy, 20 de agosto, 2.794 personas se han recuperado de una población de 11,5 millones, 526 personas siguen enfermas y ha habido 88 muertes. No ha habido muertes desde el 4 de agosto.Compare esto con el estado de Georgia, que tiene una población de 10,5 millones de personas. Unas 22.664 personas han sido hospitalizadas desde febrero y ha habido 4.840 muertes. El número activo actual de casos es de 239.133, en comparación con los 526 pacientes de Cuba que aún están enfermos. La tasa de recuperación en Georgia es del 2%. La tasa de recuperación en Cuba es del 82%. Georgia tiene 455 veces más personas que todavía tienen el virus.Gobierno socialista y pueblo informadoEn Cuba, la fuerza de combatir el COVID se refleja en la voluntad del gobierno socialista, sus científicos, personal médico y gente informada. Hay rastreo de contactos y las personas se están uniendo para coordinar la costura de máscaras y la distribución de alimentos a los ancianos y discapacitados. Recientemente, cuando hubo un aumento de casos en las provincias de La Habana y Artemisa, el país restableció el toque de queda.Cuba está liderando el camino para derrotar al COVID, no de una manera egoísta o por su propio interés. En primer lugar, el país es un líder mundial reconocido en el desarrollo de medicamentos y terapias antivirales para el cáncer, las complicaciones de la diabetes y, más recientemente, para el COVID-19. Más de 45 países han solicitado el protocolo de Interferón Alfa 2B del país.Estas terapias se están utilizando en todo el mundo para tratar a los pacientes y han sido particularmente eficaces para ayudar a las poblaciones de pacientes mayores y en mayor riesgo. Creo que el avance más alentador ocurrió en los últimos días cuando Cuba anunció: “El grupo central de gestión empresarial estatal BioCubaFarma informa haber recibido permiso para comenzar los ensayos clínicos de una vacuna candidata cubana identificada como FINLAY-FR-1 para prevenir el COVID-19, capaz de producir una fuerte reacción inmune a una infección por SARS-COV-2”. (Granma, 20 de agosto)Cuba era uno de los países más preparados del mundo para COVID-19. Mientras en muchos países luchan contra la pandemia, también está haciendo importantes contribuciones internacionales con la Brigada Médica Internacional Henry Reeve.Si puedo terminar diciendo que este internacionalismo ha sido ejemplificado aquí en casa a través de la asociación de IFCO (Fundación Interreligiosa para la Organización Comunitaria) con el programa de becas de la Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) desde 1999. ELAM ha capacitado a más de 35.000 médicos de 138 países, incluida la graduación de 195 médicos formados en los Estados Unidos.En un mundo posterior al embargo, los hospitales e instituciones de investigación estadounidenses tendrían acceso directo a los medicamentos, terapias y médicos de Cuba para mejorar potencialmente el estándar de atención de millones de ciudadanos estadounidenses en la derrota del COVID-19.¡Lo que puedes hacer!Comuníquese con funcionarios electivos para exigirles que se concentren en la medicina cubana conocida como Interferón Alfa-2B, que se produce en China desde 2003 por la empresa conjunta cubano-china ChangHeber. Exija que se permita el medicamento en los EE.UU. como protocolo para tratar COVID-19.Respaldar la Campaña Salvemos Nuestras Vidas que, entre otras demandas, pide la incorporación del Interferón Alfa 2B Recombinante de Cuba en ensayos clínicos en EE.UU., Canadá y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), y la aprobación por parte de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de EE.UU. para el Interferón Alfa 2B Recombinante de Cuba.Llamar a los funcionarios electos a exigir la derogación de Helms-Burton o suspender temporalmente el embargo cubano, lo que permitiría a Cuba obtener la ayuda humanitaria y los suministros médicos que necesita para responder a la pandemia de coronavirus.Contacta y organiza los ayuntamientos locales para aprobar resoluciones que apoyen estas iniciativas mientras piden el fin del bloqueo.Considere unirse a la próxima Caravana de Pastores por la Paz de IFCO en Cuba.La Dra. Rosemari Mealy está con la Coalición Cuba Sí de Nueva York-Nueva Jersey y en la Junta Directiva de IFCO / Pastores por la Paz.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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In fact, one of the reasons he valued his Caltech education was its emphasis on understanding basic principles and their application to problem-solving, skills he turned to throughout his career as he tackled complex engineering problems in oil drilling and aerospace.It was thus of little surprise, when, in the 1950s, as the U.S. and the rest of the world set their sights on going to space, Gardner seized the opportunity to turn to a new area of focus: America’s need for metal bellows, a kind of flexible tube that keeps a space vehicle’s fluid lines sealed despite the extreme temperatures, pressures, and vibrations that occur during rocket launches and space travel. Gardner knew that such components would be in high demand as the U.S. built more rockets to try to win the race to the moon.In the decades to come, the company he built, Gardner Bellows Corporation, would answer that demand, constructing components for many spacefaring missions, and Gardner’s two children, Bob Gardner Jr. and Mardi Gardner Sossaman, would also become involved in the business.“Our father’s undergraduate studies at Caltech in the 1930s just catapulted him into his career,” Bob Jr. says. Because of that experience, Bob Sr. and his wife, Winifred, later chose to support future generations of students by helping to provide access to a Caltech education through the funding of undergraduate scholarships. During their lifetimes, they endowed the Robert I. and Winifred E. Gardner Scholarship Fund and the Robert I. and Winifred E. Gardner Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The SURF program at Caltech provides several hundred undergrads each year with the opportunity to conduct research with experienced mentors; Mardi says Bob Sr. was particularly proud to support this initiative given his tenacity for tackling new challenges.Now, as they celebrate their retirements, Bob Jr. and Mardi are following in their parents’ footsteps once more by giving to the Institute that shaped their father’s life and, ultimately, their own. They directed a new $5 million gift to Break Through: The Caltech Campaign to endow the Gardner Family Scholarships for undergraduate students, which they felt would make a lasting impact on the future of the institute. Undergraduate scholarships, like the one created by the Gardner family, help support the Institute’s need-blind admission practice by providing the necessary funds to meet 100 percent of students’ demonstrated financial need. Caltech’s admission process excludes applicants’ financial resources from the decision-making process, helping to ensure the Institute is able to bring in the most talented students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.From Public Works to Building a BusinessBob Sr.’s own journey was all the more surprising given the circumstances in which it began; when he graduated from Caltech in 1936, the U.S. was mired in the Great Depression, and there was little work to be found. So, he signed up for the Works Progress Administration, the government program that undertook public works projects. After that, Bob Jr. says, “he got a job with Richfield Oil Company, working for a guy who hired engineers from Caltech and MIT, and just told them to ‘go solve the problems.’” Although Bob Sr. had never worked on oil derricks or drilling, he set his problem-solving mind to the task.After World War II had ended, Bob Sr. took on consulting work in the burgeoning aerospace field. But his ultimate trajectory was not set until he decided to start his own business rather than build machines for others. The timing could not have been better: the same year Bob Sr. started Gardner Bellows, 1958, was the year NASA was created. He had been unimpressed by other companies that sought to design bellows by trial and error. And so, instead, Bob Sr. created an analytical framework through which Gardner Bellows could predict the performance of each of its design components. The Gardner firm built bellows for all of the launch vehicles for the Apollo program that ultimately put astronauts on the moon after a series of groundwork-laying robotic missions led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA. “With President Kennedy throwing down the gauntlet to go to the moon, there was a lot of work in his little niche field,” Bob Jr. says.In the 1980s, when Bob Jr. and Mardi joined the company, Gardner Bellows built parts for the space shuttles, a task Mardi calls a “dream job.” The highly technical nature of designing bellows was too specialized for larger manufacturing firms, a fact that allowed Gardner to thrive in this space for decades. “The thing that distinguished our company was that it wasn’t just a manufacturing company,” Bob Jr. says. “It was primarily an engineering company, but with an integral manufacturing facility, which could solve these difficult design problems.”The Biggest ImpactAlthough Bob Sr. passed away in 2009, Bob Jr. and Mardi, who also have bequest intentions to Caltech, kept the firm running until just two years ago. When Gardner Bellows Corp. ceased operations, the siblings distributed half the retained earnings to the employees. The other half came to Caltech. The goal: Maximize the impact of their support through scholarships that would bring great minds to campus and free those minds to focus on innovative research.In addition, Bob Jr. says, the new Gardner Family Scholarships will allow him and Mardi to see the impact of their gift during their lifetimes by meeting the students who, in the coming years, will be awarded the Gardner scholarships.Bob Jr. and Mardi’s support will be a continuing tribute to their father, who learned how to figure out engineering problems at Caltech and also how to explain his work and challenges to people in other disciplines. “Dad was able to do things engineering-wise that other people just couldn’t do,” Bob Jr. says. “And he knew that came from his experience at Caltech.” Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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